Member Alert June 9: Please Complete: 2020 KMA Annual Meeting Member Survey

As announced yesterday, the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Medical Association will be held virtually for the first time. The decision was made to move to an online platform out of concern for the safety of Kentucky’s physicians, who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as out of respect for the time and schedules of members whose first priority remains caring for the patients of the Commonwealth.

While much of the meeting’s programming will be available for members to access on their own schedule, KMA is planning to host a series of virtual town hall CME forums throughout the month of August, with speakers and attendees engaging in real-time. Members are being asked to complete a short survey regarding the scheduling of these forums in order for KMA to accommodate the majority of attendees.

Please complete the survey no later than Monday, June 15: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/kmatownhall

KMA Immediate Past President Bruce Scott, M.D. Re-elected AMA Speaker

KMA Immediate Past President Bruce Scott, M.D. was re-elected Speaker of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates over the weekend during the Association’s virtual Annual Meeting.

Prior to becoming Speaker, Dr. Scott served as Vice Speaker of the AMA for four years. He is a member of the Executive Committee, chair of the Audit Committee and chair of the Governance Committee. He has also served as chair of the AMA Resident Physicians Section (now the AMA Resident and Fellow Section), as the AMA Young Physicians Section’s delegate to the AMA-HOD and was the young physician on the AMA Board of Trustees. Dr. Scott has also served as president and board member of the AMA Foundation.

Notice of Application for Appointment to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

Physicians interested in being considered for a gubernatorial appointment to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (KBML) must submit an application and their curriculum vitae to the Kentucky Medical Association by July 10, 2020.

Applications are being sought for the KBML partial four-year term ending August 31, 2024. Click here to obtain an application or contact KMA at (502) 814-1386.

Free Webinar: COVID-19 and Health Equity in Kentucky: Beyond this Pandemic

A free webinar from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will highlight actions that several organizations are taking to address inequities and disparities and to minimize the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized and vulnerable populations.

The Foundation has a number of available webinars as part of its Health for a Change training series as part of an effort to support nonprofit leaders across the Commonwealth in the work of advancing today’s pressing health issues. This webinar is one of several in the series that focus on health disparities in Kentucky. CME is not available for this webinar.

“Health for a Change: COVID-19 and Health Equity in Kentucky: Beyond this Pandemic”
Friday, June 12, 2020
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Register here